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Dell PowerEdge M620 Technical Manual

Dell PowerEdge M620 Technical Manual

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  • Page 2 Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©Copyright 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or translation of any part of this work beyond that permitted by U.S. copyright laws without the written permission of Dell Inc. is unlawful and strictly forbidden.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Supported virtualization ..............................30 10 Systems management ..............................31 Systems management solutions ............................ 31 OpenManage systems management ........................... 32 Dell server management operations ..........................36 Appendix A. Additional specifications .......................... 39 Module dimensions and weight ............................ 39 Environmental specifications ............................39 Video specifications ................................
  • Page 4 Figure 4. QRL code located on module .......................... 12 Figure 5. Blade network daughter card (NDC) ......................23 Figure 6. Dell systems management solutions ....................... 31 Figure 7. Systems management server lifecycle ......................37 Figure 8. Module dimensions ............................39...
  • Page 5 Your virtualization environments demand high memory capacity in order to maximize the number of virtual machines per server, and the PowerEdge M620 was designed with this in mind. If you are running high performance computing (HPC) application clusters, the M620 provides you with outstanding computational density and powerful processing capability in a compact form factor.
  • Page 6: New Technologies

    A number of new technologies are featured on the PowerEdge M620 system, as detailed in Table 1. New technologies Detailed descriptions ® This new family of Intel processors has embedded PCI Express (PCIe) lanes for Intel Xeon processor improved I/O performance and additional new features. See the Processors E5-2600 product family section for details.
  • Page 7: Specifications

    PCI Express 3.0, a network daughter card (NDC), dual internal SD module, and Dell’s next-generation iDRAC solution known as iDRAC 7 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller. Table 2 lists the technical specifications for the PowerEdge M620 blade server. For the latest information on supported features, visit
  • Page 8 Embedded hypervisor One dedicated for vFlash media support For more information about the Dell blade solution, see the PowerEdge M1000e Technical Guide or the M1000e Blade Chassis Specification Sheet on GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating...
  • Page 9 The PowerEdge M620 is a replacement for the predecessor M610 and M710HD systems, three systems that are compared in Table 3. For the latest information on supported features, visit Feature PowerEdge M610 PowerEdge M710HD PowerEdge M620 (new) Half-height blade;...
  • Page 10: Module Features

    The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M620 implements a new module design that supports up to 24 DIMMS and two processors. The M620 is a half-height blade server that requires a PowerEdge M1000e chassis to operate. It occupies one slot vertically in the M1000e for a maximum of 16 blade servers in one M1000e chassis.
  • Page 11: Processors

    The M620 module shown in Figure 3 supports up to 24 DIMMS, two processors, and many other features that are described in this guide. Dell M620 Systems Owner’s Manual For additional system views, see the PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 12 Quick Resource Locator (QRL)—a model-specific Quick Response (QR) code (shown in Figure 4) that is located on the server. Just use your smartphone to access the Dell QRL application to learn more about the server. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 13  Contact Dell directly (by link) to get in touch with technical support and sales teams and provide feedback to Dell These codes provide an easy way to retrieve the critical support information you need when you need it, making you more efficient and effective in managing your hardware.
  • Page 14 ® ® The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M620 features the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offering an ideal combination of performance, power efficiency, and cost. These processors provide high performance no matter what your constraint is—floor space, power, or budget—and on workloads that range from the most complicated scientific exploration to crucial web-serving and infrastructure applications.
  • Page 15: Supported Processors

    E5-2603 1.8GHz 6.4 GT/s For information on processor installation and configuration, see the Dell PowerEdge M620 Systems Owner’s Manual on The Intel C600 chipset is implemented on the PowerEdge M620. For more information, visit PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 16: Memory

    High memory density means there is no compromise when it comes to virtualization. Increase your uptime and reduce data loss, due to Dell’s focus on reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features. RAS aids in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of faults that require service, increasing your memory reliability.
  • Page 17: Supported Memory

    24-DIMM capacity: uses a 57 mm heatsink and is recommended for use with processors of 95W  or less  20-DIMM capacity: uses a 77 mm heatsink for cooling efficiency and is recommended for use with 115W and 130W processors PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 18: Memory Configurations

    ∞ ∞ ∞ UDIMM ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ RDIMM ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 19: Memory Ras Features

    This feature helps to optimize power/performance and can also be used to Memory thermal prevent DIMMs from overheating. throttling Dell PowerEdge M620 For information on memory mirroring and sparing configurations, see the Systems Owner’s Manual on Memory RAID is not supported. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 20: Storage

    Express Flash PCIe SSDs (available Q2 2012) are a new option that can provide vastly accelerated performance over previous technologies. Dell Express Flash drives use PCIe lanes to connect directly to the processor and chipset and are easily accessible by hot-plug drive bay.
  • Page 21 The PowerEdge M620 has an option to support up to two Express Flash PCIe SSD drives (available Q2 2012) with the PCIe SSD backplane configuration. This backplane configuration may be selected at purchase, but may not be upgraded later.
  • Page 22   Embedded on motherboard  PCIe 2.0    Local support for self-encrypting disk (SED)  UEFI browser         Supports SATA hard drives through the SAS backplane PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 23: Select Network Adapters

    LOM integration with the system, including BIOS integration and shared port for manageability while providing the flexibility of a modular card. The PowerEdge M620 supports one custom network daughter card (NDC), as part of Select Network Adapters family, to house the complete LOM subsystem. There are two form factors of Select Network Adapters—one for blade servers and one for rack servers.
  • Page 24 With M620, the job of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining the Select Network Adapters is fast and easy. System management integration features include the following: Pre-boot: Use the Dell Lifecycle Controller graphical user interface (GUI) to set configuration  such as bandwidth allocation or firmware revision level.
  • Page 25: Mezzanine Cards

    BR1741M 2x10Gb KR (10Gb) QLogic QME2572 (8GB) FC4/FC8 adapters ® Emulex LPe1205-M (8GB) ® Mellanox QDR IB CX-3 Mellanox FDR IB CX-3 VPI For the latest information on supported mezzanine cards for the M620, visit PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 26: Power Supply Units

    Table 15 lists the tools and technologies Dell offers to help you achieve your data center goals by lowering power consumption and increasing energy efficiency.
  • Page 27 Thermal control of fan speed optimizes the thermal settings for your environment to reduce fan consumption and lower system power consumption. Idle power enables Dell servers to run as efficiently when idle as when at full workload. With the thermal design and reliability of Dell products, you can have the capability to operate at excursion-based temperatures.
  • Page 28 Dell PowerEdge M620 Systems Owner's Manual on The acoustical performance of the PowerEdge M620 is reflected in Table 16. The addition of some components can cause an increase in fan speed and acoustical output. Contributors to acoustical output can include: The system thermal profile selected in BIOS (for example, Power optimized DAPC or ...
  • Page 29: Operating Systems And Virtualization

    The Dell™ PowerEdge™ M620 supports a wide range of industry-standard operating systems and virtualization software. Table 17 lists the operating systems supported on the M620. For the latest information on supported operating systems, see Operating System Platform Edition ®...
  • Page 30 ESXi (one version) vSphere v5.0 U1 ESXi (one version) FI/DIB ® ® Citrix XenServer v6.0 — FI = factory install; DIB = drop in box vSphere Fault Tolerance is supported with these versions Available Q2 2012 PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 31: Systems Management

    Dell systems management solutions include a wide variety of tools, products, and services that enable you to leverage an existing systems management framework. As shown in Figure 6, Dell systems management solutions are centered around OpenManage server management, featuring iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller.
  • Page 32 OpenManage simplifies the lifecycle of deploying, updating, monitoring, and maintaining your Dell PowerEdge servers. The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller is the heart of the generation of Dell PowerEdge server embedded management functionality. In addition to enabling agent-free management, iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller provides remote access to the system—whether or not there is a functioning operating system running on the server.
  • Page 33 Enterprise is available for the PowerEdge M620, and Dell also offers an option of iDRAC7 Express for Blades. A detailed feature comparison for iDRAC7 Enterprise and iDRAC7 Express for Blades is shown in Table 21. iDRAC7 iDRAC7 Feature (function)
  • Page 34 Dell blade chassis. The CMC is a hot-pluggable module inserted in the back of a Dell blade chassis. It provides a secure interface that enables an administrator to inventory, perform configuration and monitoring tasks, remote power on/off blades, and enable alerts for events on servers and components in the blade chassis.
  • Page 35  Dell Update Packages—The Dell Update Packages (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard package format that updates a software element on a Dell server such as the BIOS, a driver, firmware and other software updates. ...
  • Page 36  BMC Software—Dell and BMC Software work together to simplify IT by ensuring tight integration between Dell server, storage, and network management functionality and the BMC Software process and data center automation products.
  • Page 37 Services Manager  BMC BladeLogic integration with Lifecycle Controller    iDRAC7 with LifeCycle Dell OpenManage Essentials Dell Update Catalogs for Microsoft Controller  System Center Configuration Dell OpenManage ITA  Manager  Lifecycle Controller GUI Dell Management Console ...
  • Page 38 Machine Manager (SCVMM) Maintain Replace parts:  Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration (DLCI) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager  Dell Systems For additional detailed information on Dell’s systems management portfolio, see the Management Overview Guide on PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 39: Environmental Specifications

    De-rate maximum allowable dry bulb temperature at 1°C per 300m above 900m (1°F per 550 ft). When using the PowerEdge M620 with internal GPU card(s), the continuous operation range is 10°C to 30°C at 10% to 80% RH, with 26 °C max dew point.
  • Page 40 F) with a maximum temperature gradation of ° C per hour The Dell PowerEdge M620 iDRAC incorporates an integrated video subsystem. The graphics ® controller is the 2D Matrox G200. The video frame buffer (16MB) is contained within the iDRAC RAM (256MB) device.
  • Page 41: Usb Peripherals

    Color Depth (bit) 1152 x 864 60, 75, 85 8, 16, 32 1280 x 1024 60, 75 8, 16, 32 (not available for UEFI) USB peripherals are supported through the front USB ports. They are USB 2.0 compliant. PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 42 Specification, v2.7 specifications/tpm/tpm Trusted Platform Module Specification, v1.2 UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Specification, v2.1 Universal Serial Bus Specification, Rev. 2.0 Windows Logo Windows Logo Program System and Device hwrequirements.mspx Requirements, v3.10 PowerEdge M620 Technical Guide...
  • Page 43 Table 26 provides a list of documents and websites that provide for more information on the Dell™ PowerEdge™ M620. Resource Description of contents Location PowerEdge M620 This manual is provided in HTML format on the CD System Owner’s provided with the M620 system, and also in HTML and Manual PDF format at the Dell support site.
  • Page 44 Resource Description of contents Location Energy Smart The Dell online advisor console enables easier and more Solution Advisor meaningful estimates to help you determine the most (ESSA) efficient configuration possible. With Dell’s, you can calculate the power consumption of your hardware, power infrastructure, and storage.